Dec 22, 2012 8:30am PST
is depressing, nonetheless. the chances of many of the young and well-educated have improved since the collapse of communism. yet, there remain a minority. for the less advantaged, the danger of falling through the social security net has become a very real one. in the past, the state used to step in. nowadays, there is just not the money. > the association of the blind has a budget of 500,000 euros a year for the whole of bulgaria. that is made up of the association's rental income and state funding. we're expected to look after 16,800 non-sighted people across the country with that -- it is impossible. and >> it is time for a break. he goes to meet his wife in her small shop around a corner. she manages to run the shop, even though she is blind. with her humor and her energy, she encourages him to carry on in these difficult times. >> most blind people still think the state and the blind association should look after them. that is no longer possible. they have to change their mentality. they have to start looking for work even though it is very difficult. we will help them, of course, but the
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
believe we can integrate this local knowledge into future disaster prevention education. >> reporter: during her research, takafuji was further shocked to find in some communities, items about the earthquake have been added to the song. ♪ >> reporter: in aceh's capital, banda aceh, however, memories of the tsunami are gradually fading. >> translator: life is back to normal now. >> translator: a tsunami won't hit us again. >> reporter: at a local school, takafuji introduces the song to the children by showing them videos she took on the island. >> translator: the song says to immediately run to the nearest hilltop. >> translator: i realize that you must always be cautious and that you must immediately run away in order to save your life. >> reporter: although the song was sang in the indigenous community, it's gradually being passed on to a wider audience as a song that can actually save lives. shinga soto, nhk world, aceh province, indonesia. >>> i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> thousands of people gathered in tokyo to say farewell to a master of traditional japanese theater.